Between Life and Death - exhibition

1944 Magda Panni Gizi Szentpéterúr

What was the daily experience of Jews hiding from the German machine of extermination and those who brought them help sometimes even risking their lives? An exhibition that juxtaposes these two distinct yet intertwined perspectives will be displayed at the Holocaust Memorial Center from 6 November till 15 December 2019. The travelling display showcases personal stories of...

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Holocaust by Bullets training for teachers

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Following our first and second very successful seminar in 2017 and 2018, the Holocaust Memorial Centre in Budapest together with the Yahad-In Unum research organization from France is organizing its 3rd ‘Holocaust by Bullets’ seminar for teachers on 6th -7th December 2019. Yahad-In Unum (“Together in One” in Hebrew and Latin) is a Paris-based non-profit...

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Exhibition Closed on 7 and 8 June


On 7th and 8th June 2019, the annual maintenance of the technical equipment of the permanent exhibition of the Holocaust Memorial Center will be carried out. During this period, the exhibition will be closed to visitors. We are sorry for the inconveniences caused by this.

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BBC News: How Spanish 'Angel of Budapest' Sanz Briz saved Jews

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Thousands of Holocaust survivors and their descendants escaped the Nazis thanks to a Spanish diplomat nicknamed "the Angel of Budapest" - yet the late Angel Sanz Briz is hardly known in Spain today. Sanz Briz was serving in Spain's embassy as commercial attaché, before being left in charge of the mission in mid-1944 at the age of 33. He was one of a group of...

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Tibor Baranski, 1922-2019

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Rescuer of hundreds of Jews in war-time Budapest, Tibor Baranski, 96, died in his home in Buffalo, NY. Tibor Baranski, born in Budapest, was studying for the priesthood in the city of Kassa / Košice (today Slovakia) near the Russian front. At the beginning of November 1944, Baranski was forced to leave Kassa and return home. When he arrived in Budapest, a...

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75th Anniversary of the Destruction of the Minsk Ghetto

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75 years ago, on 21 October 1943, the German security forces and their collaborators surrounded the Minsk ghetto for the last time. It was the day of the final destruction of the ghetto and the day of murdering its last residents. The Nazis established the ghetto on 19 July 1941, within a month of the occupation of the Belarusian capital. The more than fifty thousand...

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Ninetieth Anniversary of Birth of Elie Wiesel

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The Mensch International Foundation wishes to honor fond the memory of Elie Wiesel today which would have been his 90th Birthday. His loss is not only a personal loss to his wife and son but a profound loss to the world. It is especially a loss to all Holocaust survivors and their children. Elie Wiesel, prisoner no. H-7713, was the conscience of the...

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Holocaust by Bullets Seminar


The Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest in cooperation with Yahad In Unum, a research organization from France is organizing a two days international seminar focusing on the Holocaust by bullets, atrocities committed by the Nazi Germany in German Occupied Soviet Territories between 18941-44. The seminar will take place on 30th November and 1st December 2018 at the...

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Shana Tova!

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He who has control over time, has control over agendas - writes Ushi Derman in his new year's blog on the page of the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot. The article also features a photo of the late Chief Rabbi József Schweitzer, a great friend and supporter of the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest. With this reading we wish you a...

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Commemorating the Liberation of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp


Thousands of visitors have attended the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of the Mauthausen concentration camp. The commemoration event was also attented by the Austrian President of the State and the Federal Government's Minor Officer. The three-member delegation of the Holocaust Memorial Center was led by Prof. Dr. Szita Szalbocs. As part of the commemoration...

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Visit the Holocaust Memorial Center, where a special and unique architectural style and atmosphere will see you.

Permanent Exhibition

From Deprivation of Rights to Genocide

To the Memory of the Victims of the Hungarian Holocaust The theme of the permanent exhibition is the Holocaust in Hungary. Its aim is to present and describe the persecution, suffering and murdering of Hungarian citizens, Jews and Roma, doomed to be exterminated on the basis of a racist ideology. The leading idea of the exhibition is to shed light on the relation between...

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Place of the Exhibition

The exhibition takes place in the underground of the memorial center

Organizer of the Exhibition

Hungarian National Museum

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What is the exact name of the institution?

I have encountered various names of the institution in the press.

The correct name of the institution is Holocaust Memorial Center, in Hungarian Holokauszt Emlékközpont. The name of the foundation operating the institution is Holocaust Documentation Center Memorial Collection Public Foundation, the Hungarian acronym for it is HDKE.

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